Villa de Santa María de Cañete
28 November 1923. Law Nº 4790.
Palacio Municipal Jr. Bolognesi N° 250 - San Vicente de Cañete. , PC: 15701 .
581-2387 / 581-1560 / 581-1565
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Responsible entityProvincial Municipality of Cañete and Cultural Centre of Cañete.
Expressions of intangible heritage associated
Afro-coastal rhythms as festejo, and zapateo, décimas and cajón (Peruvian box drum).
Since August 1971 San Vicente de Cañete holds the most traditional festival of art and music of African descent in Peru, in a context in which the African culture of the country is made visible. This festival was promoted by folklorist Nicomedes Santa Cruz. The festival includes music, decimas and an Afro-Peruvian beauty contest. At present the organization of the event and program of activities are in charge of the provincial municipality of Cañete.
The International Festival of the Kukutá Culture is held since 2011 (including lectures, dances, documentaries, handicrafts, painting and gastronomy) to celebrate the Spanish foundation of Santa María de Cañete, in the main square of the city, with the participation of artists and local cultural associations, such as the Sur-Real Cultural Association, the Cañete Negro Cultural Association, among others.
- The province of Cañete was recognized as the Cradle and Capital of Peruvian Black Art, by the Ministries of Industry, Foreign Trade, and Tourism and Integration. 1992. In 2012, by Resolution N° 000 962-2012/DSDinD INDECOPI, the denomination was registered in Volume 351, page 085, of the Registry of Service Trademarks.